New Fire Chief Appointed
Brings decades of experience and strong regional ties
After an extensive search process, County Manager Mark Schwartz has appointed David Povlitz as Arlington County Fire Chief, effective November 5, 2018.
Chief Povlitz has more than 24 years of experience in fire, rescue and emergency medical services. During a 22-year career with Anne Arundel County Fire Department in Maryland, Chief Povlitz advanced through the ranks, starting as a firefighter/emergency medical technician, and retiring as a division chief. He then moved to Alexandria Fire Department where he currently serves as an assistant chief, focusing on administration and process management.
Operation Fire Safe
Each Saturday between April 7th and October 6th, 2018, fire department crews will be out in Arlington County and City of Falls Church neighborhoods knocking on doors offering to do home safety checks, check your smoke alarms and even install free smoke alarms if needed.
Free Home Smoke Alarms
Did you know? The Arlington County Fire Department provides free smoke alarm installations for Arlington residents.
Register for Arlington Alerts to receive emergency text messages on your mobile phone or pager and by email.
Visits & Tours
Interested in having someone from the Fire Department visit a class or community meeting? Want to tour a fire station?